Bank of Hope Founders Cup About the Hole
This week focuses on the 15th hole at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Wildfire Golf Club, a reachable par-5 which presents good opportunities for birdies and eagles late in the round.
Bank of Hope Founders Cup Opportunity
The wide fairway allows players to take an aggressive approach on their drive. A desert area borders the entire left side, and must be avoided at all costs. From the forward tees most players will aim to hit the well-protected green in two, especially when the wind is helping.
The wide fairway allows players to take an aggressive approach on their drive. A desert area borders the entire left side and must be avoided at all costs. From the longer yardage, players will look to layup on their second shot to their optimal distance since few will reach the green in two.
Bank of Hope Founders Cup Insight
Aon Insight - In 2016, the field was combined 235 under par when hitting the green in regulation or better - so taking advantage of this scoring opportunity is crucial as players come down the home stretch.
Bank of Hope Founders Cup Advantages
There is plenty of risk and reward on the volatile 15th where scores have ranged from eagle (3) to triple bogey (8).
To gain an advantage, players should be bold with their game plan and precise in execution to avoid the risk areas that can derail a round.
From the longer yardage, precision and control are key to setup a scoring opportunity since the hole cannot be overpowered.